Deutsche Post has selected Iveco to be its commercial vehicle partner, with 4,500 of its 7,500-strong vehicle fleet currently used under the DHL brand in Germany due to be replaced with new Ivecos over the next three years.

The new Iveco fleet forms part of a complete transport solution developed specifically to enable Deutsche Post to deliver parcels.  The deliveries will comprise 3.5 tonne Dailys, each powered by a 116 hp Euro 4 diesel engine driven through Iveco’s automated AGile gearbox, which is designed to reduce fuel consumption and driver fatigue.

The transmission, available across the Daily range, provides completely automated gear shifting and is especially effective in terms of fuel economy when compared against hydrodynamic automatic transmissions, Iveco says.

The vehicles specified for Deutsche Post will also be fitted with a diesel particulate filter, which makes them the most environmentally friendly model currently available on the market in Germany. The particulate filter serves to lower the particle emissions significantly below the limits currently in place, which will support Deutsche Post’s GoGreen programme, which is aiming to improve CO2 efficiency by 10 per cent by 2012.